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Three new NRF ratings
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

Congratulations to Prof Julian Müller (Practical Theology), Prof Piet Venter (Old Testament Studies), and Prof Cas Wepener (Practical Theology), who each were awarded a National Research Foundation (NRF) grading of C2.

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CIPS receives professional certification from SAQA
Department of Business Management
Posted on 16 Nov 2012

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Africa recently received formal recognition by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the professional body for the procurement and supply profession in South Africa.

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UP enters into an agreement with Titans Cricket
Sanku Tsunke
Posted on 03 Feb 2014

The University of Pretoria has entered into a partnership with Titans Cricket, which was sealed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, at SuperSport Park on 29 January 2014. The partnership will be of benefit to both institutions in terms of exchanging expertise in sports development and management.

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Minister lauds international conference on human and animal vaccines at UP
Nicolize Mulder
Posted on 03 Feb 2014

“It’s a cliché, but prevention is better than cure. Especially if there is no cure.”

With these words, Mr Derek Hanekom, the South African Minister of Science and Technology, highlighted the importance of research regarding vaccine development and production for humans and animals.


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Learners excel in The Hague’s High Schools Moot Court Competition
Renee Conradie
Posted on 30 Jan 2014

An “all-star” team of South African learners, coached by the University of Pretoria, excelled in the recent High School International Moot Court Competition in The Hague, Netherlands. The South African team ended in second place overall and one of the team members also won the award for the best defence speaker of the competition. The team members all participated in the third National Schools Moot Court Competition last year.

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UP experts discuss education in SA on KykNET
Posted on 23 Jan 2014

Prof Irma Eloff, Dean of the Faculty of Education, and Prof Rika Joubert of the Department of Education Management and Policy Studies appeared on KykNET’s Dagbreek programme to discuss education in South Africa.

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Marli Venter appointed to lead Insurance and Actuarial Science
Martie Meyer
Posted on 23 Jan 2014

A seasoned and experienced actuary who also has an excellent academic record was appointed as the new Head of the Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, from January 2014. Prof Anton Ströh, Dean of the Faculty, was the Acting Head for the past twelve years.

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Liesel Ebersöhn new Secretary General of WERA
Posted on 22 Jan 2014

Prof Liesel Ebersöhn of the Department of Educational Psychology was elected as the new Secretary General of the World Education Research Association (WERA).

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Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine receives NRF grant
Marketing: Faculty of Health Sciences
Posted on 22 Jan 2014

Stem cell research is progressing rapidly and several exciting new therapeutic opportunities are emerging. In the Faculty of Health Sciences, a research group in the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, led by Professor Michael Pepper is working in the vanguard of this field and has been awarded funding for the purchase of a much-needed cell sorter.

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Trees planted to grow with new group of first-years.
DUR
Posted on 21 Jan 2014

Three more trees now grow on the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield campus after the annual Welcoming Day tree planting ceremony on Saturday.

Three lavender trees were planted during the ceremony hosted by the TuksAlumni Office.


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